This is how the US Congress ratified Biden’s victory in the elections on a day of great tension
Congress has definitively confirmed Joe Biden this Thursday as the winner of the US elections and the country’s next president. That confirmation came after hours of great tension, after supporters of Donald Trump stormed the Capitol. Outgoing President Donald Trump has promised an “orderly transition.”
“Although I totally disagree with the election result, and the facts are on my side, however, there will be an orderly transition on January 20,” Trump said in a statement distributed on Twitter by one of his main advisers, Dan Scavino.
“I have always said that we would continue our fight to ensure that only legal votes were counted. Although this represents the end of the best first term in presidential history, it is only the beginning of our fight to Make America Great Again! ”, He added, referring to his message during the elections. Twitter has suspended the Twitter account of the outgoing president, following the messages issued by Trump during the assault on the Capitol.
US Vice President Mike Pence, who was chairing the session, declared at the session that congressional ratification should be considered “sufficient” to accept Biden’s election.
Thus ended a session that had begun early Wednesday afternoon and was abruptly interrupted by the unprecedented assault on the Capitol. The siege lasted four hours. It resulted in four dead, 14 police officers injured and 50 arrested.
The FBI has asked citizens to contact the authorities if they have information to identify those who, they maintain, “actively instigated violence in Washington.”
“Our goal is to preserve the constitutional right of the population to demonstrate by protecting everyone from violence and any other criminal activity,” the FBI stated in a note.
Among those killed is a woman who participated in the assault and who died, allegedly, after being shot by security forces inside the chamber.